Michigan State Spartans defeat Minnesota Golden Gophers, 60-53

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo didn't have to stay up late watching game film to devise a defensive game plan for Wednesday's game against the visiting Gophers.

He just needed a recent stat sheet.

"[Blake] Hoffarber is having an unbelievable run here in the Big Ten so far," Izzo said this week. "[He] definitely is going to be a guy we're going to have to keep an eye on at all times."

Hoffarber is averaging a team-high 16.2 points through four conference games and t...

EAST LANSING, MICH. - Vincent Grier and Maurice Hargrow never won here. Ditto for Rick Rickert and Dusty Rychart.

Bobby Jackson and Sam Jacobson got two victories, but the NCAA took them away.

And following a 60-53 loss at No. 7 Michigan State on Wednesday, seniors Lawrence Westbrook and Damian Johnson will also end their four-year college careers without a road victory over Michigan State.

The 1990 Elite Eight squad was the last group of Gophers to officially pul...